From the Perch: Louisiana Tech

From the Perch: Louisiana Tech

Roman Marciante
Enos last stand. You would like to go down in a blaze of glory but in this case Dan Enos went out with a dud. The Hurricanes were shut out 14-0 vs Louisiana Tech. With Miami's embarrassing loss to a non power five school (The second in three games) improved it's record to 0-5 coming of either bye weeks and or opening/bowl games. I understand no one wants to relive this game or this year for that matter, but FTP must go on. (Not really but it is still dramatic when you say it that way) Here are some random thoughts from the game.

  • Systems can win you championships
  • The Enos System got him fired
  • Miami was unwavering in its pursuit of the long developing play action pass game
  • The LT defense was not fooled at any juncture vs. the play action game
  • Miami was "bumping the glass" (A term taught to me to tip off offensive line play action blocking where they don't break through the line of scrimmage they run parallel with it) and the defense keyed it well
  • This offensive line is a complete disaster vs the blitz and act like they have NEVER seen a stunt or a twist before
  • It is unequivocally hard pressed to say that Butch Barry's unit improved (They finished the year 128th in sacks allowed)
  • At one point Mike Harley was used a play side run blocker close to the line of scrimmage (I don't necessarily get the point of that personnel utilization to be honest)
  • Jarren was mechanically flawed at points
  • Jarren left plays on the field
  • Jarren's accuracy seemed to dip when defense's decided consequently to take away the middle of the field
  • Jarren's interception came in the middle of the field
  • Some quick pop permeter plays worked with some success but were not exploited like they should have been
  • Enos did not really show anything brand new this game (one wrinkle should have been a TD but I think Williams played like he wanted Enos fired)
  • Tate's first play showed you what designed quarterback runs moving forward can do
  • Tate played quarterback like he was on a roller coaster with no seat belt
  • Kosi threw probably the most errant pick of the year (seemed like they had a week 1 communication breakdown between him and the WR)
  • Enos was very multiple in formation, a staple he used all year, but in the end it was nothing but the same Sh*t
  • If Manny doesn't see the writing on the wall to adapt a more spread and uptempo audible friendly offense he can go into the portal and not return for all I am concerned.
  • The offensive line isn't capable of running any system remotely close to what Enos was asking them to do

Thank you so much for this year. The feedback, both good and bad, was welcomed and you guys always kept me on my toes. D$ on a phone call once told me "Ro, you have a very smooth and soulful voice, you should take your From the Perch series and make it a video format, I think people would love that." If you did? Thank you. It was a monumental undertaking for me throughout the year and I tried to represent you guys and this site the best I could. Hope you had fun with it. -Ro
 

Comments (32)

Going 0-5 after a vacation week is a justifiable reason for a Chit-Canning !!! And it seems to me that's what Diaz, and his coaching staff and some of the player's were doing and all that. Taking a well rested VACATION!
 
Lmao..pretty straight to the point #thepurgebegins
 
Enos last stand. You would like to go down in a blaze of glory but in this case Dan Enos went out with a dud. The Hurricanes were shut out 14-0 vs Louisiana Tech. With Miami's embarrassing loss to a non power five school (The second in three games) improved it's record to 0-5 coming of either bye weeks and or opening/bowl games. I understand no one wants to relive this game or this year for that matter, but FTP must go on. (Not really but it is still dramatic when you say it that way) Here are some random thoughts from the game.

  • Systems can win you championships
  • The Enos System got him fired
  • Miami was unwavering in its pursuit of the long developing play action pass game
  • The LT defense was not fooled at any juncture vs. the play action game
  • Miami was "bumping the glass" (A term taught to me to tip off offensive line play action blocking where they don't break through the line of scrimmage they run parallel with it) and the defense keyed it well
  • This offensive line is a complete disaster vs the blitz and act like they have NEVER seen a stunt or a twist before
  • It is unequivocally hard pressed to say that Butch Barry's unit improved (They finished the year 128th in sacks allowed)
  • At one point Mike Harley was used a play side run blocker close to the line of scrimmage (I don't necessarily get the point of that personnel utilization to be honest)
  • Jarren was mechanically flawed at points
  • Jarren left plays on the field
  • Jarren's accuracy seemed to dip when defense's decided consequently to take away the middle of the field
  • Jarren's interception came in the middle of the field
  • Some quick pop permeter plays worked with some success but were not exploited like they should have been
  • Enos did not really show anything brand new this game (one wrinkle should have been a TD but I think Williams played like he wanted Enos fired)
  • Tate's first play showed you what designed quarterback runs moving forward can do
  • Tate played quarterback like he was on a roller coaster with no seat belt
  • Kosi threw probably the most errant pick of the year (seemed like they had a week 1 communication breakdown between him and the WR)
  • Enos was very multiple in formation, a staple he used all year, but in the end it was nothing but the same Sh*t
  • If Manny doesn't see the writing on the wall to adapt a more spread and uptempo audible friendly offense he can go into the portal and not return for all I am concerned.
  • The offensive line isn't capable of running any system remotely close to what Enos was asking them to do

Thank you so much for this year. The feedback, both good and bad, was welcomed and you guys always kept me on my toes. D$ on a phone call once told me "Ro, you have a very smooth and soulful voice, you should take your From the Perch series and make it a video format, I think people would love that." If you did? Thank you. It was a monumental undertaking for me throughout the year and I tried to represent you guys and this site the best I could. Hope you had fun with it. -Ro
Thanks for all your break downs. I, for one, like reading them. In your opinion, wtf happened to the team after Louisville? Did they quit? Because it sure looked like it to me. If they did quit, why do you think they did? 3 game win streak and looked like they had turned the corner.
 
Enos last stand. You would like to go down in a blaze of glory but in this case Dan Enos went out with a dud. The Hurricanes were shut out 14-0 vs Louisiana Tech. With Miami's embarrassing loss to a non power five school (The second in three games) improved it's record to 0-5 coming of either bye weeks and or opening/bowl games. I understand no one wants to relive this game or this year for that matter, but FTP must go on. (Not really but it is still dramatic when you say it that way) Here are some random thoughts from the game.

  • Systems can win you championships
  • The Enos System got him fired
  • Miami was unwavering in its pursuit of the long developing play action pass game
  • The LT defense was not fooled at any juncture vs. the play action game
  • Miami was "bumping the glass" (A term taught to me to tip off offensive line play action blocking where they don't break through the line of scrimmage they run parallel with it) and the defense keyed it well
  • This offensive line is a complete disaster vs the blitz and act like they have NEVER seen a stunt or a twist before
  • It is unequivocally hard pressed to say that Butch Barry's unit improved (They finished the year 128th in sacks allowed)
  • At one point Mike Harley was used a play side run blocker close to the line of scrimmage (I don't necessarily get the point of that personnel utilization to be honest)
  • Jarren was mechanically flawed at points
  • Jarren left plays on the field
  • Jarren's accuracy seemed to dip when defense's decided consequently to take away the middle of the field
  • Jarren's interception came in the middle of the field
  • Some quick pop permeter plays worked with some success but were not exploited like they should have been
  • Enos did not really show anything brand new this game (one wrinkle should have been a TD but I think Williams played like he wanted Enos fired)
  • Tate's first play showed you what designed quarterback runs moving forward can do
  • Tate played quarterback like he was on a roller coaster with no seat belt
  • Kosi threw probably the most errant pick of the year (seemed like they had a week 1 communication breakdown between him and the WR)
  • Enos was very multiple in formation, a staple he used all year, but in the end it was nothing but the same Sh*t
  • If Manny doesn't see the writing on the wall to adapt a more spread and uptempo audible friendly offense he can go into the portal and not return for all I am concerned.
  • The offensive line isn't capable of running any system remotely close to what Enos was asking them to do

Thank you so much for this year. The feedback, both good and bad, was welcomed and you guys always kept me on my toes. D$ on a phone call once told me "Ro, you have a very smooth and soulful voice, you should take your From the Perch series and make it a video format, I think people would love that." If you did? Thank you. It was a monumental undertaking for me throughout the year and I tried to represent you guys and this site the best I could. Hope you had fun with it. -Ro
you were great this season. loved the odd chance to chat X's and O's with you. thanks for all you did.
 
Thanks for all your break downs. I, for one, like reading them. In your opinion, wtf happened to the team after Louisville? Did they quit? Because it sure looked like it to me. If they did quit, why do you think they did? 3 game win streak and looked like they had turned the corner.
Miami never really was a dominant run team this year. Miami finished DEAD LAST after the bowl loss in conference rushing. So teams stopped respecting the play action and attacked.

Also after that UL game that bread and brother post snap slant rpo was taken away.

Teams figured jarren out as well. Kept playing defense really geared in the middle of the field.

And defenses just took advantage of the overall poor coaching ability and blitz recognition skills along the offensive line.

Offensive line wasn't great but it simply didn't get better in pass protection.

You add 128th nationally in sacks allowed and dead last in acc rushing? You get a losing record
 
The inability of the Canes to pick up blitzes after the fiasco that started at LSU last year, and has existed almost every game since, has to make you wonder, what the hell the OL coaches are doing.
 
Thanks @Roman Marciante! You've endured a lot of pain all year! As I've mentioned, I've learned a helluva lot watching your break downs and for that I'm very thankful. Hope you have a great off season and look forward to more of your work.
 
Thanks @Roman Marciante! You've endured a lot of pain all year! As I've mentioned, I've learned a helluva lot watching your break downs and for that I'm very thankful. Hope you have a great off season and look forward to more of your work.
Thank you. There was some highlights this year. Felt like I learned a lot myself.👍
 
Thank you. There was some highlights this year. Felt like I learned a lot myself.👍
No doubt there were some highlights - just not enough of them! LOL

Don't want to put you on the spot, but who would be at the top of your board for OC?
 
Appreciate your efforts. Just having trouble looking at anything related to that abortion of an offensive effort.

Skimming. We can’t keep Barry. No no no. Must go. Please lord, let Manny see the horrible stats.
 
Thanks Roman, enjoyed your post as usual.

At the risk of sounding crass, what the actual **** does Butch Barry get paid to do? Our OL looks completely lost every game and has not progressed at all. They look just as lost and confused as they did when we saw the issues they had against Florida, which seems like a year ago.
 

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